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By Andrew Baba

Agago District Resident District Commissioner Linos Ngompek has confirmed he intends to stand for election as MP for Kibanda North, a constituency currently represented by former President Idi Amin Dada’s grandson Taban Amin, in the 2021 general elections.

In a telephone interview, Ngompek, President Yoweri Museveni’s envoy in Agago District, told Mulengera News he was indeed interested in Kiryandongo District’s Kibanda North seat, adding that “consultations are already in high gear.”

He accused Amin of “failing to tackle the most pressing issues affecting his people.” He said he would focus on improving the delivery of health services to the people “by making sure medical facilities in the district are well equipped with both drugs and human resources.”

Talent development, continued Ngompek, is going to be high on my agenda.

“There are very many young and talented people in our area but lack of deliberate efforts by the leadership to help them push their talents has left them lagging behind,” observed the parliamentary hopeful.

The 42-year old RDC also reasoned that his age was an added advantage over some of his rivals.

“Age is still on my side. I am still young and this is a generation of young people. Unlike my opponents, I am in a better position to communicate with them [youths],” he said, adding that he will be riding on his three-year long experience as RDC for Kiryandongo District.

Asked whether he will stand as an independent candidate if he loses in the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party primaries, Ngompek said he and his team “will do whatever it takes to win the party’s flag for Kibanda North.”

“We already have mechanisms in place to make sure that no sorts of irregularities jeopardise the outcome of the primaries because that [electoral malpractice] is the only way I can be defeated,” he said.

“My party doesn’t encourage independents but then the irregularities that have characterized the primaries in the recent past have made it hard to adhere to party rules.”



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